Latest Michael Gartenberg Stories

Windows 8 Set For October Debut
2012-03-20 12:36:17

Microsoft has never been the best at keeping major software platform updates on schedule for consumers. However, the engineers in Redmond, WA will reportedly finish work on Windows 8 by summer, setting the stage to release the next version of its flagship operating system sometime around October, reports Dina Bass for Bloomberg. Microsoft is targeting holiday shoppers with the new software, which is being produced to work with touch-screen devices as well as laptops and desktop PCs....

2011-06-30 05:00:00

Sold! After a four-month bidding process, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. has finally sold MySpace to advertising company Specific Media. Although the sum of the deal was undisclosed, AllThingsD reported that Specific Media paid $35 million for MySpace, which was bought by News Corp in 2005 for $580 million. Specific Media CEO Tim Vanderhook saidin a statement: "MySpace is a recognized leader that has pioneered the social media space. The company has transformed the ways in which audiences...

2010-07-21 07:45:00

Microsoft announced Tuesday that its new motion-sensing gaming system for the Xbox 360 game console, Kinect, will go on sale November 4 and sell for $150. The Kinect system utilizes a 3D camera and motion recognition software to let people play videogames using their natural body movements and vocal commands instead of hand-held controllers. Kinect was unveiled by Microsoft last month at the Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles. There was no price revealed at the time but...

2009-02-10 10:44:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Interpret LLC, a leading media and technology research firm, is bolstering its new media measurement and insight capabilities by appointing veteran analyst Michael Gartenberg as Vice President of Strategy and Analysis. A noted technology strategist, author and speaker, Gartenberg specializes in research and analysis in personal technology. Gartenberg will report to Michael Dowling, Interpret's CEO and Co-Founder. In his new role, Gartenberg will further...

2005-06-17 14:30:00

SEATTLE -- After becoming popular during the Internet's heyday in the late nineties, the online calendars that people used to track appointments and events got dated. Many people decided it was easier to keep track of things on desktop computer programs, or by just marking the old calendar on the wall. But now, with more people connecting to the Web via high-speed broadband, wireless technology and mobile phones, online calendars are getting an update. "While it has a certain '1999 feel',...

Word of the Day
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'